Job opening: Sociologist of race and ethnic studies

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Africana Studies Program at Lehigh University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Sociology, effective Fall 2022. We seek a colleague whose primary area of research and teaching is in race and ethnic studies with a focus on areas such as structural racism, racial justice, and the African diaspora. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Sociology completed by the starting date of August 2022. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology (https://socanthro.cas.lehigh.edu) and the Africana Studies Program (https://aas.cas.lehigh.edu) and will be expected to participate in the instruction and advising of undergraduate students in these fields.

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university experiencing significant growth. We are located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The standard teaching load is 2/2. Lehigh University’s core mission includes a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has 13 faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology. Department faculty are active researchers and dedicated teachers who collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs including the Africana Studies program, which has 11 faculty members and is going through an exciting period of growth. Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (https://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. See the full job announcement and application link at Academic Jobs Online.